ANDREW Graham has stepped down as chairman of Hereford FC and has been replaced by Robert Crawford.

Graham was elected as Bulls chairman in June 2019 and resigned at the club's latest board meeting.

A statement on the club's website said: "Andrew cited the increased level of involvement he is having in his expanding business interests.

"Going forward he believes these interests will have an impact on his ability to fulfill the role of chairman and felt the time was right to step aside."

Club shareholder Crawford joined the Hereford board in January and will take over the chairman role 'with immediate effect'.

"Since Rob joined the board, he has demonstrated that he has the skills, drive, and most importantly time that this demanding role dictates," the statement continued.

"The Board would like to put on record our appreciation for the sterling work Andrew has done since he was elected as Chair, especially during these exceptionally difficult times being experienced by us all."

Graham intends to remain as a Hereford United Supporters' Trust Nominated Director (HND) and will support Crawford during this transition period.

Grahsm will undertake a portfolio that includes being our Covid-19 officer and fronting the club's community arm.

Additionally, he will lead the club's endeavours in trying to have the National League grant realigned to reflect ‘lost gate revenue’.